Cannot figure out how to copy VHS to DVD on Toshiba D-VR660KU
I got a new Toshiba DVR/VCR model D-VR660KU as a gift to copy my home movies. I have read this so-called manual over and over and still cannot figure out how to put a VHS tape in and copy it to DVD on this combo. It just can't be that hard...but I cannot find the process anywhere in the manual....can anyone help?
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it won't record dvd's its only a dvd player. only the vcr records
if the vhs movies your trying to record are movies like star wars and stuff like that it's copy protected and no worth the trouble. if it's home movies or something you recorded from tv they might work. if you get a dvd recorder/vhs player.
Commercial movie VHS tapes have copyright protection added to the tape. There is hardware in the recorder (mandated by law) that will sense this signal and not allow copying of these tapes to another tape or any other media. There are hackers that have built devices and modified equipment to circumvent this, but you risk legal action if caught.
you need to finalize the disc or "make compatable" or "close session". basically the disc needs to be finished off to be able to play on any dvd player. dvd-r will normally play on any player as it is the standard format dvd discs. dvd+r/rw discs do not need to be finalized, but don't play on all machines.
Sounds like you are doing everything right. Only things I can think of are:
- Make sure the disc is a blank one.
- Try a different disc.
- Make sure the tape you are trying to dub is not encoded with Macrovision copyguarding. If it is a home-made recording then you are OK, but a factory recording on a store bought tape may cause some difficulties.
If you are still having troubles try a complete 15 minute reset by unplugging from the power source.
The name of the GoVideo DVR4200 is a bit misleading. It is NOT a "DVR". It will only record DVD ->VCR and any "protected" DVD will not record. There are some hacks out there for this unit but be careful because some of them have been known to kill the DVD player.
The 4200 has been out for quite some time as I had bought one for a family member some years ago.